Jul 29, 2021 | Carpet One Floor & Home
Let’s face it: trends change constantly, and popular colors seem to come and go as quickly as the summer season. Choosing the perfect combination of colors for your next kitchen or bathroom remodel or your new home build might even feel like an impossible game you’ll never win. But it doesn’t have to! There are tried and true—and some might even say safe—tile color combos that you can invest in that will make you feel like you’ve taken advantage of the concept of color, while still staying true to your favorite neutral colors and interior design styles.
These neutral flooring styles pair beautifully with unique backsplash tile colors and offer a fun approach to adding color to any interior where tile is featured.
There’s something about the soft, light, and perfectly pastel mint green color that allows so many personalized design styles to radiate beauty, nostalgia, and alluring appeal. As an accent color, it’s undeniably vintage, chic, and dazzling, and it’s becoming ever more popular!
Tile: Confectionary in wintergreen by Daltile
While mint has come and gone several times in the world of design trends, there’s no reason to fear its use today—it’s a pastel color that continuously delights interior designs and proves a top contender for a charming look inside any room. It has a way of bringing a delicate sense of grace to any style, and, when displayed among harsher, rougher materials, it tones down the rugged feel and evokes a tenderness unmatched by other colors and combinations. When used as a backsplash, it glows as a secondary accent color to otherwise simple designs.
Tile: Uptown in washington by Emser
One undoubtedly stunning color combo is mint and deep gray. Deep gray textured floor tiles, featured in large formats, are trendy, modern, and masculine, whereas mint is perceived as quite the opposite: lovely, soft, and light. Together, these tile styles and color combos fit together like two puzzle pieces, allowing the gentle, soft color of mint to shine.
Large gray floor tiles typically appear in more industrial looks, making it easy to skew your design toward a sleeker appearance. However, the mint hue of a tile backsplash will soften the deep, rough texture of a dark gray tile floor and allow for chic décor, styling, and one-of-a-kind design to shine through the opposing hues and styles.
A forest full of trees and emerald gemstones inspire dark, dimensional greens that can be found making their way into our homes for a relaxing, pure look. What better way to evoke the outdoors than by bringing these rich hues indoors as a pop of color?
And, while the green color is as stunning as can be found in nature, how can you be sure that it fits well in an interior? When paired with other colors that truly complement the green hue, there’s no end to the number of striking, organic designs you can create.
Tile: Hampton Juniper Picket by Soci
It’s actually quite simple to flawlessly scale and tone this color with another. Use the green as an accent on your backsplash tile, rather than throughout your home’s larger-scale features, such as flooring and wall color. Complement the green with neutral taupey browns and beiges in your flooring, wall colorings, and even wood décor, and the green will simply blossom. Using these wood-inspired neutral colors also awakens the senses when used in tandem with green, further reviving our connection with the natural world and its beauty.
Tile: Latitude in taupe by Emser
Plus, when thinking about your flooring, opting for a neutral flooring style, like a large rectangular beige or brown tile, is a great way to go, as it makes for a long-lasting look that won’t date your home as trends change. Other elements, like décor, rugs, and linens, can always be refreshed, but tile flooring that evolves with the changing times is one thing you’ll want to invest in.
Classically stylish and chic, navy is one color that is, simply put, timeless. Its ability to provide a sleek, elegant appearance in almost any application makes it an excellent option for a variety of interior design styles that can be dressed up or down to suit any personality. From deep, dark navy blues paired with glossy mixed metals to subtle navy backsplashes that take on a hint of modernity, a navy-blue backsplash certainly provides a colorful canvas that is as refreshing as it is everlasting.
Tile: Multitude Wave in nostalgic blue by Bel Terra
The genuine navy color is generally considered a neutral when it comes to interior design. It’s like an extension of the gray, beige, and brown hues that can be seen taking over paint colors and décor in today’s most popular designs, and, because of its ability to complement these tones, it can either become your statement color or take a back seat to another brighter pop of color. With the navy-blue trend clearly here to stay, some may be wondering, what does navy pair well with?
Tile: Saddle Brook XT in oak trail by Daltile
When considering adding color to the permanent areas of your home, such as backsplashes and flooring, it’s always important to consider the lasting effects of color and trend. With navy backsplashes, however, there’s nothing to worry about; its timeless nature unites a variety of styles and colors and grounds any design.
For example, a navy backsplash and wood-look tile flooring are a match made in heaven. A navy backsplash will naturally emphasize the raw beauty and worn characteristics of any wood-look tile. Merging two of the most timeless styles—wood look and navy—only further strengthens the appearance of any interior design space with its trendy and classic appearance.
Black and white is the simple monochrome color combo that seems to creep its way back into fashion and interior design year after year. While black and white may be considered more as shades than colors in many respects, that doesn’t mean they shouldn’t be included in your home design as a pop of something uniquely stunning and eye-catching.
Tile: Memoir in petal black by Daltile
In this color combination, there’s ultimately no wrong way to achieve a black-and-white look when using backsplash tile and flooring. Typically, a white backsplash will reflect more light in your space, which means that it could make the room look larger, especially when paired with other white elements, such as cabinets. A black backsplash, on the other hand, will intensify and warm the design with its deep, dark look. Either option is ideal, depending on your design goals, and each can be mixed and matched with black-and-white tile flooring.
Tile: Kumito in black chevron by Emser
Mixing a white backsplash with black tile flooring adds contrast and distinction to the design that makes it feel cool and collected and leaves the opportunity to warm up the room with décor, linens, and other nonpermanent elements. Alternatively, a black tile backsplash and white flooring can make a room feel moody and full of depth, especially if the black backsplash is on a larger wall.
Similarly, a combination of black-and-white tile flooring can give the feel of a dramatic antique cottage. The advantage of this tile combo is that it can quickly become modern, polished, sleek, contemporary, or even vintage.